15 policemen arrested and remanded to judicial custody

NALBARI: Altogether 15 police personnel, including an assistant sub inspector, have been arrested for allegedly extorting money from truck drivers in Assam's Nalbari district, official sources said.

Acting on a tip-off, the policemen were arrested last night from Banekuchi area on National Highway 31 while they were extorting money from truck drivers and Rs 22,500 was recovered from their possession.

The 15 policemen were produced before Nalbari Chief Judicial Magistrate Nirupama Rajkumari who remanded them to judicial custody.

The arrested police personnel are Assistant Sub Inspector Pranab Kakati, constables Satya Barman, Dwijen Das, Abul Hussain, Bishnu Boro, Chandra Kanta Boro, Akbar Ali, Ranjit Boro, Abdul Latif and six constables from the Assam Police Battalion.